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Bruce A Calculating status...
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Nov 9, 2013 8:53 AM

Good morning.

 

I have a "new" G4 Powerbook with 10.4 installed.

 

I'd like to upgrade OS to 10.5, but the previous owner's password is required.

 

I don't know how to contact them to ask the password.

 

Can I use retail 10.5 install discs to completely wipe the HD and to install a copy of 10.5 without that password?

 

Thanks for your time.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Nov 9, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to Bruce A)

    Hi Bruce,

     

    It depends if it's a Firmware Password lock, or just an Admin PW needed,

     

    Hold alt key at bootup, if you see boot choices, then it's not a Firmware PW needed.

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